Leadership

US VP Pence Walks Out of NFL Game Under Protest

Colin Kaepernick protests police violence and murder against blacks in America.

Our look at the American protests continuing in the game of football, which is not our brand of football, but while that does amuse us, nothing delights us quite like a staged protest paid for by the American taxpayers. And that is precisely what happened yesterday. First, Mike Pence, the US Vice-President tweeted a picture of himself and his wife at the Indianapolis Colts game honoring QB Peyton Manning. The problem was, the image was one that was taken years earlier. In what was an apparent staged “protest” to the NFL players protest, Pence left the game before it even…

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Why Trump Can’t Erase Puerto Rico’s Massive Debt

Puerto Rico is drowning in debt.

  $73 Billion. Yes, with a “B” and we didn’t stutter. When it comes to leadership, it is an area in which the President often fails. He talks a big game, but the facts are undeniable. In this case, he can’t just wave his magic wand and make the debt disappear. So how did it get so bad? Simply put, the government of Puerto Rico had a little translation problem from Spanish to English back in 1952. Don’t laugh, it really happened. The translation of “recursos totales” should have been “total revenue” but the leaders at the time decided it…

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Muhammad Ali – The GOAT – The Greatest of All-Time

Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is considered one of the world’s greatest boxers. His professional record of 56 wins and five losses is unprecedented. After retirement, he traveled the world as an ambassador of peace and championed social causes like ending poverty and discrimination. A Short Biography Muhammad Ali was born “Cassius Clay” on January 17th, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. At age 12, Cassius was discovered by a boxing coach. He trained under various coaches as an amateur boxer and had an amazing record of 100 wins to 5 losses. He became a professional boxer after winning the Summer…

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José Mourinho – One of the Greatest Coaches in Soccer History

José Mourinho is regarded among many as one of the greatest coaches in soccer (football) history, and he is the current manager of Manchester United. In his 10-year managerial career, he has helmed top football clubs such as Porto, Real Madrid, and Chelsea. A Short Biography José Mourinho was born in Portugal on January 26th, 1963. From a young age, his mother encouraged him to aim for success in all his endeavors. His father was a professional goalkeeper and perhaps because of this Mourinho always had a keen interest in football. When his father moved on to coaching, Mourinho followed…

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Lee Kuan Yew – Leadership Transformed Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew was the first and longest-serving Prime Minister of Singapore. It was his leadership that transformed Singapore from a third world country into a thriving metropolitan city in just three decades. A Short Biography Lee Kuan Yew was born in 1923 as the eldest child of Lee Chin Koon. He studied in the top schools in Singapore and went to the London School of Economics briefly for his university education before moving to Cambridge where he obtained his Law degree. He returned to Singapore, where he became a legal advisor to student and trade unions. Here he made…

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Alexander The Great – One of The Greatest of World Conquerors

Alexander the Great was one of the history’s greatest conquerors. Born as heir to the Macedonian King, his great ambition led him to take on the great Persian Empire. At its height, Alexander’s empire stretched all the way from modern-day Italy to the Himalayas. A Short Biography Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, a city in the Kingdom of Macedonia. He was the son of Philip II, King of Macedon. Alexander was raised as a noble Macedonian youth. He learned to read, play the lyre, ride, fight, and hunt. As he got older, his father had the famous…

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Nelson Mandela – Leadership Which Ended Apartheid

Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa and was an instrumental figure in ending apartheid. After his term as president, Nelson Mandela went on to become an advocate for social and human rights organizations. A Short Biography Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, a small village in South Africa. He was the first in his family to attend school and it was there that his English teacher gave him the name ‘Nelson.’ His involvement in politics started when the National Party, which supported the apartheid policy of racial segregation, won the elections. Mandela joined the African National…

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Dwight D. Eisenhower – Allied Forces Supreme Commander

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the World War II Allied Forces Supreme Commander in Europe who commanded the Allied Forces in the invasion against the Nazis. It was his superb leadership, planning and commanding ability that contributed to Allied success in World War II. He was also the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms of office from 1953 to 1961. A Short Biography Dwight D Eisenhower was born in Texas on October 14th, 1890. He was the third of seven sons in the family. At the age of 20, he applied to the Naval Academy but was rejected…

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Indira Nooyi – First Female CEO of PepsiCo

Indira Nooyi is the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the world’s second largest food & beverage manufacturer based on revenue. She is PepsiCo’s first female CEO. Nooyi has been consistently included in Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. A Short Biography Indira Nooyi was born in Chennai, India on 28 October 1955. After graduating with an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1976, she worked as a product manager at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, a textile firm. Nooyi won a scholarship to the Yale School of Management and moved…

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Walt Disney – Innovator Through Immagination

Walt Disney was the co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, one of the most influential motion picture production companies in the world. He was also the creator of the world-famous Disneyland, which attracts over 15 million visitors a year. A Short Biography Born on December 5th, 1901, Walt Disney was the fourth son of Elias and Flora Disney. He developed a love for drawing at a very young age when he was paid to draw a neighbor’s horse. In high school, he was the cartoonist for the school newspaper. He dropped out of high school at 16 and joined the Army…

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